Amelia is a community in Southwest Ohio and a part of Clermont County. Its relaxed environment and quaint atmosphere have made it an enticing option for retirees.
Climate & Geography
Amelia experiences a seasonal climate with hot, humid summers and very cold winters. Over the year the weather typically ranges between the mid 40s and high 70s.
The surrounding terrain mostly consists of flat land and rolling hills, while the community itself is a mix of residential neighborhoods and wooded areas.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Amelia is home to many local establishments including restaurants, breweries, and antique shops. It's known for its comfortable lifestyle because of its quiet neighborhoods and tight-knit community. It also has a quaint downtown area with historic amenities such as a drive-in theatre. Aside from that, residents have the opportunity to take a day trip down to the Cincinnati metro area where they’ll find a lot more attractions such as Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Great American Ball Park.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Amelia is less than national averages. Ohio is not deemed a tax-friendly state mainly because of their steep property taxes. However, residents 65+ may qualify for a homestead exemption. Additionally, Social Security benefits and pension income are exempt from taxation. Also, retirees claim a tax credit of up to $200 on other types of retirement income.
The Cincinnati metro area ranks among the top 100 communities in the U.S in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
Amelia is in proximity to great health care, including three highly rated hospitals and medical centers. In Cincinnati, residents will find six other highly rated hospitals and medical centers including one of which is nationally ranked by U.S. News.